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Must be something in the air/water within my greenhouse - I've currently got two oddball mutants in my Dionaea collection. Exhibit A - mutant trap on a seed grown Dionaea. As you can see, this clone has much reduced marginal lashes similar to bristle teeth and the like, so I guess the likelihood for mutation might be higher? Exhibit B - a rather interesting fasciated flower stalk & flower on D. m. 'Charly Mandon's Spotted'. From the first sight of the flower stalk, you could clearly see the triple-fused stem so I isolated the curiosity and kept an eye on the growth. I then saw the multiple flower buds (to be expected on 3x the stem)... What I didn't expect was a fasciated (or cristate) flower form with complete fusing across the top!
I have a D. capensis in a bunch that I am growing and it is showing some strange trap formation. Some are coming out hourglass shape some only have as few as two tentacles stuck on the end of a leaf. Both types show a response to food. I'm thinking should I cull this one as I hope to breed some of the plants for seed or should I isolate it and let it self pollinate and see if its offspring show more interesting variation? I'm 90% sure that the traps forming in such a way is not down to physical damage but could be from something too small to see such as a virus or damage at seed level. Is this sort of deformity common?